Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Early reports from deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offered some information regarding the fatal pedestrian accident that happened early on the morning of Sunday, March 17th, and involved a 41-year-old man. According to these reports, the pedestrian, a Seminole resident, was walking across Starkey Road when the incident took place.
Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office have indicated that they believe alcohol played a major role in the death of a 24-year-old individual who was discovered inside of their car after it crashed into a retention pond in an accident close to Tampa.
Many people throughout the nation have been watching the drama of the lawsuit filed by an individual against the massive corporation Monsanto. Now a part of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, Monsanto was accused by Edwin Hardeman, a resident of Santa Rosa, CA, of adding chemicals into their herbicides that resulted in his developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The reason this case has been so closely watched is that it is both the first of its kind, as well as likely to set the standards to which the more than 9,000 similar lawsuits now filed across the United States will adhere. In a massive victory for the people over a corporate entity, a federal jury in San Francisco found that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup had contributed significantly to Hardeman’s contraction of cancer.
Numerous vehicles were involved in a crash that took place in Orlando on Friday, March 15th, close to 5:00 in the evening. According to reports from the Orange County Fire Rescue, the multi-vehicle auto accident involved several cars and a motorcycle, although it is not clear just what responsibility any of the drivers of these vehicles holds in the devastating incident.
Investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol are working to uncover the reasons behind a bicycle accident that happened along Orange Blossom Trail on Friday, March 15th, and resulted in the death of a 40-year-old woman who was riding her bike at the time. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s reports, the incident took place close to 4:20 in the afternoon, near to where Orange Blossom Trail intersects with Kaley Street.
A lawsuit has been filed by the father of a person taking flying lessons after the plane they were in crashed and killed both the student and the flight instructor. The incident, which took place last April, happened within Daytona Beach. Officers with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office stated that the aviation accident occurred close to 10:00 in the morning, when a small Piper PA-28 Cherokee aircraft fell from the sky and landed close to 1496 Took Farms Road, near to the Daytona Beach Flea and Farmers’ Market.
A series of auto accidents resulted in a person being killed in St. Cloud on Friday, March 15th, after they were unwittingly involved in an accident caused by a person who was angry at their girlfriend. According to reports from the St. Cloud Police Department, the incident took place sometime around 10:30 at night and wound up involving 5 different vehicles.
Alcohol is believed to be the major contributing role to a drunk driver accident that occurred in Summerfield this past Friday, the 15th of March, and resulted in an individual almost being swallowed by a sinkhole. According to reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened sometime around 2:00 in the morning, close to the intersection of U.S. 441 and SE 156 Place within the town of Summerfield. The initial call to the emergency center was placed by a woman who had either witnessed the incident or stumbled upon it shortly after it took place. This woman was with her adult son, and the two of them became increasingly concerned about the well-being of the person driving the car.
In what was suppose to be the vacation of a lifetime for the Perez family to the “Happiest Place on Earth”, quickly took a turn for the worse after their 11-year-old was involved in a horrible foot & leg crush injury accident at Universal Studios in Orlando earlier this year.
A major step forward for one of the numerous hit-and-run accidents that remains unsolved within Florida took place this past week when troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol received a tip that led them to discovering a car that they believe to be responsible for the incident.